Ripple Effect: Between a state and a hard place

What is the United States? Well, 50 states and D.C. of course, but there are also 11 unincorporated unorganized territories, four unincorporated organized territories and one incorporated unorganized territory. Of these, five are inhabited. About four million American citizens inhabit these Pacific and Caribbean islands — conquered, claimed or bought by the U.S. as it ran out […]


Jumbos Give Back, Part 3: Student-athletes come together to help Puerto Rico

Editor’s note: This is the final part of a three-part story highlighting Tufts athletic teams’ contributions to their community. Part 1 was published Nov. 19 and Part 2 was published Nov. 28. After the devastating effects of Hurricanes Maria and Irma in August and September 2017, the Tufts swimming and diving teams hosted a swimathon […]


Coping with Disasters, Part 2: Puerto Rican students discuss fears, community support after Hurricane Maria

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part story. Part 1 was published on Nov. 7 and can be found online. For those affected by natural disasters, the days, weeks and even months after the incident can be trying times. For students at Tufts who are unable to be with their families, these periods can be especially […]


Hurricane Maria affects Puerto Rico, Tufts’ Puerto Rican students

Hurricane Maria is classified as the 10th most intense Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, hitting Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, according to a Sept. 20 article on Weather.com. Hitting two weeks after Hurricane Irma, it has created a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. The official Puerto Rican death toll from Hurricane Maria stands at 54, but the […]


Op-Ed: No shutdown necessary

In the midst of an election cycle that consumes all, it can be easy to forget that the act of governing the country must continue. And with the divisiveness surrounding Secretary Clinton and Donald Trump, lawmakers almost begin to look competent. Almost. Congress upheld this notion just two weeks ago when both the House and the Senate signed […]


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